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We don’t stomp around those parts as much as we once did

Every now and then, it’s great to zone out listening to the seagulls’ songs. Full moons rising over stands of pines are charming, but they’re not as easy on the eyes as when they reflect over the water. There’s something easing about the waves crashing in from far away that takes you further away from […]

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The thrill may not be gone; the thrill may be just getting started

Kurt Cobain. Tupac Shakur. Jimmy Hendrix. Jerry Garcia. Elvis Presley. These are a smidge of the rock stars who will live decades longer in their songs than what their time on Earth allowed. Innovators of their trade and giants in musical popularity, they all charmed the world with shrill chords, dope beats and legendary lyrics […]

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Our Opinion: Law enforcement appreciation should carry on for more than just a week

Law enforcement appreciation should carry on for more than just a week National Police Week is May 10 through 16, and as simple as it is to overlook the patrol cars when you’re driving the speed limit or resent an officer after being ticketed for not abiding by that rule, they are our lifelines in […]

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They make it hard to really know faces and names like so and so

Snap judgments. Everybody’s guilty of them and however hard we strive to refrain, there’s somebody trying to make a fashion statement or just carry on a family name that makes us blow any chance of being better. There’s no telling how far back in time it goes or even what neuron transmits thinking we have […]

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Another year; another gardening adventure

Since spring has finally decided to arrive, Ray and I went out to the Amory Community Garden last week to plant our little plot, and I just assumed that, since we went organic last year, this year would be a breeze. The one constant I find in gardening is that I never know as much […]

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The faces far bigger than 19-inch television screens

Growing up in North Mississippi, there are local celebrities that stick with us for a while with their catch phrases and way of glimmering in front of the cameras. If Hollywood would ever let them on the screen, who knows? Regardless of any potential national allure or not, we Mississippians have let them into our […]

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Restoring the 10th Amendment

One of the basic responsibilities of the executive branch is to execute the law faithfully. The Obama Administration, however, has no problem ignoring this duty to create its own rules. Instead of working with Congress on substantive, collaborative legislation, the president has routinely opted to govern by decree, empowering bureaucrats at the expense of the […]

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Speaking of Mississippi’s Toughest Kids

By Mary Kitchens As a child Sunday, especially Easter Sunday, meant white gloves and a hat. Remember those days? The hats were nice, but I hope the gloves don’t make a comeback. We never wore new clothes on Easter Sunday; our new clothes were worn on Palm Sunday. Mother said we didn’t want to show […]

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When the adrenaline runs out and the fever runs up

To all of those out there with sore throats, stopped up noses and chest congestion, I can relate to your misfortunate. In talking with several other people in the same predicament last week, being sick was somewhat of an epidemic. Take all the pollen, the fluctuations of temperature we’ve experienced, rain casting a gloomy state […]

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